Best method to rid yard of rodents?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jcr_17, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. jcr_17

    jcr_17 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 101

    I have a customer that says he has tried everything to rid his yard of gophers that continue to burrow underneath it. Is there any thing that you swear by that will rid a yard of rodents?
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    I dont really even know what a "Go fer" is ( sounds like a laborer) but tell him to get a dog!
    We used to have Bandicoots but my dog got rid "o" dem dair varment!
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Explosives would be a great choice.
  4. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    They have poisen pellets for gophers. We used to use moth ice (it's like moth balls only in crystals) sprinkled down the holes and it used to chase them away. Used to have a friend that said a lawn chair, a shovel, a six pack of beer and a .22 would get rid of them too.

    Mickhappy: Rent the movie Caddyshack with Bill Murray, it's a show about a gopher and lots of gol-phers.
  5. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    Just watch the movie Caddyshack - it's full of useful ideas.
  6. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    Damn, P&C, ya beat me by a minute!
  7. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Many people will swear by many different cures for various wildlife pests. If you want to get a lot of useless ideas, ask for help on a web forum. If you want to find real information, go to Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage.
  8. Tevi

    Tevi LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 61

    What I do for fun is dump about 45 seconds of propane out of a weed burner down the hole and then light it.The cuncution really messes with them

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